I turned on SSL and now it won't turn off. I used the Joomla! global configuration and set SSL for the whole site. Now when I set it to admin only it stays on SSL mode.


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  • Thanks good tips. It's weird it was only for the htaccess page of Admin Tools – Eoin Sep 16 '17 at 20:26
  • I believe this is browser cache for future readers. I think Admin Tools .htaccess maker suffers especially for some reason. – Eoin Jun 11 '19 at 16:01

I manually edited the configuration.php file and that resolved my issue. I'm now going to raise it as a bug.

  • I will not mark this as right as I believe it could be a coincidence and some sort of server cache. – Eoin Jun 18 '17 at 18:24
  • Have you added any rule to your .htaccess file? E.g. are you also redirecting, in your .htaccess file, from http to https? – itoctopus Aug 19 '17 at 4:30
  • No that was not the case, it was the first thing I checked. In fact I set a rule in .htaccess to redirect from SSL to non to try and resolve the issue. – Eoin Aug 22 '17 at 12:59

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